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Old 11 January 2016, 17:55   #41
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thanks poly/gurnard

would love to come and put faces to names & share tales i guess we would need more than a night to get through all the stories, its a shame about the light house gurnard deserves a bit of lottery funding after all the lives its probobly saved over its lifetime.

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Old 11 January 2016, 17:58   #42
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Marina is really nice now, here is a pic from the summer.

looks different now paul last time i was there it was a ferry slip and a loading quay for logging i think. made of cicular steel piles filled with seabed shales rotten as a pear.
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For those that donít mind letting their hair down a bit and going wild .. I know of one or two camping spots.. far from madding crowds .. and off the beaten tourist tracks. ... with plenty free drift wood. For a campfire.

All that is needed is your tent.. and a carry oot... food is optional..and must be cooked by yourself.






However .. I was truly amazed at the amount consumed by a few on Belnahua.. yup..it can be hungry work sitting in a SIB in the sun all day.
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would like to join your run, weather permitting spent ten years on arran so know what the clyde can be like,would be coming down from the frozen north with my aerotec ,my friend would also like to join also with his aerotec ,would prefer camping option but we are well behaved.would we need second engines on board ,thanks parakarter
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would like to join your run, weather permitting spent ten years on arran so know what the clyde can be like,would be coming down from the frozen north with my aerotec ,my friend would also like to join also with his aerotec ,would prefer camping option but we are well behaved.would we need second engines on board ,thanks parakarter
Sunsporter, you'd both be welcome. If the weather is keich (being local you'll understand that!) we won't do the route shown and if it's really bad then as with last year there is the possibility we don't go out at all and just hide in the pub. Mid June is picked to make that less likely whilst avoiding midges for camping!

I can't remember if anyone brought an Aux last year. i didn't (cos it's in bits!). Whilst we suggest you should be self sufficient, there will be plenty of folk around who can fling you a rope. Worst case if you were at Portavadie (furthest point) when it conked out we might need to leave the boat somewhere safe and jump on someone else's boat to get home and then retrieve by car.

Nobody's engine skipped a beat last year and touch wood we will do as well this year.
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hi i probably wont bring second engine as we plan on two boats,will be nice to be back in salt water our last salt water trip was the islands near kneep of the west coast of lewis . i am asuming a car and trailer can be left at largs for the duration. hoping to keep up with you on the water but probably not able to in the pub .cheers parakarter
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Sunsport both myself and Gurnard carry aux engines.
Worst case scenario I'm more than willing to offer up my aux to anyone who might need it.
However if my engine packs in thereafter your on the oars or getting a tow☺
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hi my only concern is because off my transom wheels i have to lift the 20hp inside the boat and then drop the aux on ,just worried about the big engine sitting on inflatable floor ,will look at the options. cheers
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Wouldn't stress too much about it Sunsporter. I'm sure if the sh@t hits the fan someone with a hard floor will be able to carry your 20hp back to shore failing that you could use the 20hp as an anchor to stop you drifting over to Ireland
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Wouldn't stress too much about it Sunsporter. I'm sure if the sh@t hits the fan someone with a hard floor will be able to carry your 20hp back to shore failing that you could use the 20hp as an anchor to stop you drifting over to Ireland
I wouldn't worry about drifting to Ireland they are quite friendly over there... Getting blown upstream to Dumbarton though ;-)
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No big hassle landing in Dumbarton.
Their a friendly bunch.
They will undoubtedly welcome you ashore with either with the challenge of a 'square go' or if your lucky 'a wee charge o the tonic'.



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Deal me in!!

Hi Polly and fellow 2015'ers
Looking forward to this years event!
My brother David is based in Inverkip and has a Brig - he may join us if dates work.
Also I have a pal Mark (Markradan) with a Honwave/25hp who lives along the road - we were talking about taking a trip down.
I was speaking to Deano and unfortunately he has a pals wedding in Ireland.
Will firm up as the weeks wiz by.
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This sounds great. I will check diary with First Mate and hopefully square this away as a first proper SIB adventure to look forward to.
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Nobody's engine skipped a beat last year
errr that's probably 'coz I couldnl't make it!


Joking aside, The family do that happened last year is repeating this year, so unless I get some high level of sign-off to escape, I'll probably have to sit & read about it again......
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Please could we be pencilled in for the trip? 🤗
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Of course you can... its looking like quite an reasonable sized bunch this year. Is we 2 people in 1 boat? (Just for my wee list).
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Sorry, yes it is 2 people 1 boat! It sounds great 😀
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Hi, is it too late to put my name down for the gathering or is the quota been reached?
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Hi, is it too late to put my name down for the gathering or is the quota been reached?
Bmb, of course, there is no maximum quota, if the numbers become big we might just have to be smarter about the campsites etc.

Edit - by "of course" I mean of course you are welcome, not of course you are too late!
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